Boardman Sports Briefs

BGMS boys sweep Howland

Boardman Glenwood’s seventh-grade boys basketball team won an overtime thriller against Howland, 38-30. The Spartans’ clutch shooting in overtime was the difference in the game as they outscored Howland 9-2 in overtime. Noah Falleti, Brian Terlesky, and Antonio Page led the way for the Spartans as they scored 10, nine, and eight points, respectively. Holden Lipke also added six points, while Jarod Wilson scored four points and Billy Cammack added one. The boys improved to 5-2 on the year. The eighth-grade boys also beat the Tigers by the score of 52-41 to improve their record to 4-3 on the season. The team was led in scoring by Bryce Richey and JR Ryan each scoring 12. Mark Smaldino had eight points and Gaven Strines scored seven. Sean Birchfield and Anthony Davanzo each had four, Nick Augustine chipped in with three and AJ Scissum had two.

BGMS girls basketball team beats Canfield

The Boardman Glenwood eighth-grade girls improved to 4-2 on the year with a 20-18 win over Canfield. Simone Comer led the way with 10 points and six steals. Aniyuh Spann had six points with six blocks, Lauren Pavlansky and Alaina Hufnagel had two points each. Leading the Spartans defense were Emily Wagner, Alexis Stutz and Charlotte Voytko with two steals each. The seventh-grade girls lost to Canfield, 30-13. Leading scorers were Cassie Stitt (6), Ashley Clark (3), and Rachel Hritz and Savannah Beule with two each.

BGMS boys basketball falls to Cards

The seventh-grade boys lost a close game to Canfield, 34-33. Brian Terlesky led the way with 10 points, while Antonio Page added eight. Noah Falleti chipped in seven points, while Holden Lipke and Jarod Wilson had five and three points, respectively.

The eighth-grade boys lost to Canfield, 27-24. The team was led in scoring by JR Ryan with nine points, Gaven Strines with five, Bryce Richey and Nick Augustine with three, and Mark Smaldino and Sean Birchfield with two each.

Boardman boys basketball camp registration is today

The Boardman boys basketball Session No. 2 “Flippers” camp registration will be held today at Market Street Elementary School. Registration begins at 8 a.m. (K-1); 9 a.m. (2-3) and 10 a.m. (4-6). Cost is $40, which includes a camp T-shirt. For more information, “Boardman Boys Basketball” on Facebook or call club President Mike Duda at 330-565-8539.

Softball sign-ups set for Austintown league

Austintown girls softball league (slow-pitch) sign-ups, which are open to all Mahoning Valley girls, will be at the Austintown Township hall Feb. 2, 3, 16, and 17 from noon until 4 p.m.

Winter sports news

It’s winter sports season, and it promises to be a great season filled with game-winning shots, wrestling tournaments, strikes and spares, gymastic routines and swim meets.

Neighbors wants to be there every step of the way. If you’re a winter sports coach or the parent of an athlete, we need you help. In order to get teams and players the recognition they deserve, we want to showcase them in our pages.

You can email us at Just send us the information and we’ll put it all together. When emailing pictures, send them as JPEG files as large as possible. Provide caption information and where people are located from left to right, front row to back.

The sports news we’re looking for ranges from varsity high school teams down to middle school and even elementary and recreational leagues. And not just basketball — we want wrestling, bowling, swimming, gymnastics and hockey, too.

We look forward to hearing from you and celebrating this season’s successes.

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